Nutraceutical collagen drink company Totally Derma has created a sugar-free version of its bovine collagen drink supplement.
According to the company, the new Totally Derma sweetener contains the polyalcohol xylitol and vanilla flavour only and the drink is formulated using arthred amino acid peptide powder, synovoderma hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, zinc citrate, manganese citrate, and copper sebacate.
Following a 10-week clinical study conducted by Totally Derma, 100% of group participants said that their skin felt more hydrated with a smoother texture, was firmer, and had more volume, and 80% said they had experienced less redness.
Anita Eyles, owner and director of Totally Derma, commented, “It’s very tricky trying to establish the best taste when formulating a collagen drink supplement. Previously, Totally Derma contained stevia and erythritol and a small amount of cane juice. But, even that was a red flag for some aesthetic practitioners, dermatologists and of course dentists, for whom sugar is an absolute no-no, despite the product containing even the tiniest amount of sweetener. So, the holy grail is to contain no sugar at all on the ingredient list. Apart from adding sweetness for better palatability, from a science point of view, xylitol is a prebiotic and has been shown in animal studies to increase collagen production in the skin when used as a supplement. Totally Derma is also safe for diabetics.”
The company explains that once all stock of the current nutraceutical collagen formulation (with stevia, erythritol, cane juice) are depleted, it will be offering the sugar-free version only to customers.